Partner Event in Lund • BigScience@LU 2020
For more information contact: Lennart Gisselsson
Big Science facilities are not only important as major research tools for academia. The actual building and upgrading of these facilities drives the development of new, cutting-edge technologies and processes. This new technology not only boosts the Big Science community but can often be used in unrelated research areas and may have major impact on other societal challenges and innovation.
There are multiple benefits for academia when engaging in contributions to the upstream delivery of technology to Big Science facilities - scientific, technological and societal. Another possible benefit is new collaboration with industries that manufacture products used in Big Science.
This workshop focuses on Lund University's past, present, and future involvement in upstream delivery to Big Science facilities, lifting questions such as:
- What is Lund University's track record in boosting Big Science, and what are our main strengths?
- In which additional areas do we want to develop over the next ten years? How do we ensure a steady flow of expertise and skills, and educate the right students?
- How do we both attract and maintain the right expertise at the university when the needs of these facilities fluctuate over time and development cycles?
- How should we tackle the national issue of in-kind delivery to Big Science projects?